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You can find a Martin compilation CD online. There are some tunes from this album released on that CD even though the more "space age" tracks seems to have been passed over in favor of her more traditional "country"style songs.
Dancing On The Sunset Strip
Dick Stabile His Saxaphone And Hollywood Orchestra
From the back cover: Cover photo by Bert C. Mitteman. Photo was shot in the main lounge of "Dino's Lodge", the fabulous new eatery on the Sunset Strip, owned by Dean Martin. Surrounding Dick are four of Hollywood's loveliest showgirls and songstress Besty Duncan.
Phil Kraus Presents Conflict
A High Fidelity Percussion
Golden Crest Records CR 4004
I couldn't pin down the release date on this gem. My guess, 1959.
Looking at the cover art, I had no idea what to expect from the recording. The majority of the LP comes across as "minimalist" or "experimental". Side one features a a piece composed by Douglas R. Allan (...a fantasy for six percussion which tells the story of a Civil War battle). Kriss-Kraus is one of the more "traditional" or period sounding "pop" pieces from side two.
I'm not sure this is everyone's cup of tea, but I enjoyed it!
The Fantastic Strings Of Felix Slatkin
Produced by John DeMarco & Don McDiarmid
Selections from the library of Kula Music
Sound Engineering: Bob Lang & Bill Putman
Continuity: Jean Sullivan
Transportation: Hawaiian Airlines
Photos: Bob Newman/Island Holidays
Design of complete unit: Pate/Francis & Associates
Recorded In Hawaii
Liberty Premier LSS 14001
Expensive to produce Liberty book-fold package that includes a die cut cover and 4-page color insert.
From Billboard - October 17, 1960: The Slatkin Strings score handsomely here in a brilliant presentation of Hawaii. The production is designed to appeal to ear and eye, as the label has also taken pains to package the disk in a book fold set, with some gorgeous photos of the Islands along with descriptive copy. The songs which get the big string treatment include "Moon Of Monakorra"; "To You Sweetheart, Aloha"; "Hawaiian Wedding Song," "Little Brown Gal," etc. Cover has a colorful die-cut which makes for top display value.
Moon Of Manakoora
My Little Grass Shack
My Isle Of Golden Dreams
Hawaiian Wedding Song
The Hukilau Song
To You Sweetheart, Aloha
Little Brown Gal
Beyond The Reef
The Mystic Moods Orchestra
Philips PHS 600-277
Available for purchase/download so I won't be posting a sample.
This is another excellent Mystic Moods album. Mystic Moods recordings blended environmental sounds and excellent easy listening arrangements to create albums that play almost as a single recording, rather than a collection of songs. Excellent space age stuff!
This one is available for purchase/download, so I will not be posting a sample.
This is a surprisingly good early space age easy listening album. Good horn work by Dukoff built on a light jazz foundation, backed up by the Dooosss and Ooohhhsss of a few female vocalists. Fun stuff.
Impact Buddy Morrow Arranged by Ray Martin Produced by Herman Diaz, Jr. Recorded in Webster Hall New York City, March 1959 Engineer: Bob Simpson RCA Victor LSP-32042 1959
Available from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample. Presented here to share the cover.
From Billboard - June 15, 1959: Big Band treatments of the themes from several top TV shows add up to a promising album sales-wise. The arrangements are attractive and done with a jazz approach. It's a good jockey programming set. Numbers include themes from "Perry Mason," one of the smoothest in the set, "Rawhide" and "Highway Patrol."
This Is The Naked City – George Duning, Ned Washington Rawhide – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington Riff Blues – Dave Kahn, Melvin Lenard Richard Diamond – Pete Rugolo Perry Mason Theme – Fred Steiner Parade Of The Chessmen – Joseph Mullendore M Squad – Count Basie Sea Hunt Theme – Ray Llewellyn Black Saddle – J. Michael Hennagin Waterfront – Alexander Laszlo Highway Patrol – Richard Llewelyn
Around The World In Percussion
Louis Bellson His Drum And Orchestra
Roulette Records R 65002
This is a fine big band/jazz space age percussion album featuring Herb Geller, Willie Green, Joe Maini, Buddy Colette, Martin Berman, John Audio, Jimmy Zito, Van Rasey, Ray Triscari, Fred Thompson, Nick Di Maio, Tommy Pederson, Dick Gould, Mike Barone, Arthur Maebe, Red Callender, Jimmy Bond, Morty Corb, Tony Rizzi, Bill Pitman, Paul Smith, Lou Singer and Gene Estes.
The Fantastic Strings Of Felix Slatkin
Liberty Premier LMM-13021
Liberty's upscale product feature Poly 120 Sound (or a heavy grade vinyl) and an expensive book-fold jacket featuring a die-cut cover (there is a square hole punched through the cover that allows the photo of the instruments headstocks to peek through).
Released and marketed side-by-side with Martin Denny's Exotica Suite and 50 Guitars Visit Hawaii, this is a pretty straight forward orchestrated easy-listening set that doesn't take many chances.
Carmen's Hoedown (From Bizet's Carmen) Wistful Haven (From Dvorak's New World Symphony) Run Strings Run (From Mozart's Rondo In D) Winter's Sadness (From Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto) Brass Pizzicato (From Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony) The Merry Cobbler (From Sarasate's Zapeteado) Hi-Fi Hero (From Beethoven's 3rd Symphony) Für Elise (From Beethoven's Für Elise) Hora Staccato Pensive Prelude (From Rachmaninoff's Prelude In C Sharp Minor) Three Plus Two (From Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony) Twist The Can Can (From Offenbach's Orphée Aux Enfer's)